How To Use Sesquipedalia In A Sentence

  • I prefer to characterize myself as a sesquipedalian, but I fear that such a characterization is a sham crafted by a hubristic pendant. Cheeseburger Gothic » Snip snip.
  • Buckley was a bon vivant with luxurious tastes, a prolific author of best-selling novels as well as serious nonfiction, a sportsman most gleeful on icy slopes and navigating through a gale, a world-class namedropper, a refined musicologist (and self-taught harpsichord player) and a lover of big words (a sesquipedalian, as he might say). He Knew He Was Right
  • · Vigna sesquipedalia: the asparagus or yardlong bean widely grown in Asia mainly for its immature pods. Chapter 7
  • Professor Edgworth of All Souls, according to Robert Graves, tended towards this kind of sesquipedalian speech. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIX No 4
  • * Projicit ampullas et sesquipedalia verba: [7621] 1 The Death of Death in the Death of Christ
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  • We label him with two or three _sesquipedalia verba_, give his territorial range, describe his notes and his habits of nidification, and fancy we have rendered an account of the bird. Birds in the Bush
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  • How soberly side by side they solved problems and looked up _sesquipedalia verba_ in big lexicons! Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 22, January, 1873
  • Forrader it has one of the back of biologistic and new pricelessness maigre in the us, with a untypically ornament of sesquipedalian scrophulariales as socially, viscerally with combinational chronic and sculptural polypropene. Rational Review
  • You know the kind of stupefying sesquipedalian obfuscation where the scribe appears to be in cahoots to get a commission every time you have to stop and look up a word. Is Godot your middle name, Bill O��Reilly?
  • Helplessly, he would manipulate every sesquipedalian word he encountered until he had wrung all possible combinations out of it.
  • PS sesquipedalian is my favourite autological word . Harriet Harman's Lesson in Shallowness
  • O'Connell knew well the use of sound in the vituperation, and having to deal with an ignorant scold, determined to overcome her in volubility, by using all the _sesquipedalia verba_ which occur in Euclid. Irish Wit and Humor Anecdote Biography of Swift, Curran, O'Leary and O'Connell
  • Clarence Thomas, please spell the word sesquipedalian and then use it in a form of a question. Jihad Monitor
  • Professor Whedon was a Methodist clergyman, lank and angular in form and feature with a "considerable sprinkling of vinegar at times in his ways of expressing himself," but, according to our oldest living graduate, "his commanding presence, imperative logic and _sesquipedalia verba_, always used with mathematical precision, hammered truth into us and clinched it. The University of Michigan
  • In this latter situation, magazines employuntless writers and would never expect their designers to be gifted in sesquipedalian locution.
  • In this latter situation and would never expect their designers gifted in sesquipedalian locution.
  • Geologists (who never shy away from sesquipedalian words) call the process ‘differentiation.’
  • * Projicit ampullas et sesquipedalia verba: [11660] 1 The Death of Death in the Death of Christ
  • Rather it is hoped that the haecceity of this enchiridion of arcane and recondite sesquipedalian items will appeal to the oniomania of an eximious Gemeinschaft whose legerity and sophrosyne, whose Sprachgefühl and orexis will find more than fugacious fulfillment among its felicific pages. languagehat.com
  • Thank Heaven, we have not yet come to think that the highest form of wisdom is enshrined in the _sesquipedalia monstra_ of chemical formulae, still less in the extreme abstractions of mathematics. Nature Mysticism
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  • That makes one more sesquipedalian on the internet. 5 Lessons Tiger Woods Could’ve Learned from Watching Star Trek | Fandomania
  • Let his obituary read, "Douglas Martin, a newspaperman who once got the word" sesquipedalian "onto the front page of the New York Times .... NYT A1: Sesquipedalian!!!! - Swampland - TIME.com
  • The first hypothesis to be explored was proposed by no less influential a political observer than columnist George Will, the bow-tied, sesquipedalian voice of American conservatism. The Fiddler in the Subway
  • Rather it is hoped that the haecceity of this enchiridion of arcane and recondite sesquipedalian items will appeal to the oniomania of an eximious Gemeinschaft whose legerity and sophrosyne, whose Sprachgefühl and orexis will find more than fugacious fulfillment among its felicific pages. languagehat.com
  • Cowpeas (Vigna sinensis, V. unguiculata, V. sesquipedalia) Chapter 7
  • From the time the moderator gives the word, let's say it's "sesquipedalian," until your progeny very slowly spells it correctly, doesn't it seem a lifetime? undefined
  • The English of the New Jerusalem Bible and New American Bible is sesquipedalian and nearly impossible to read aloud at times.
  • this sesquipedalian way of saying one has no money
  • The work started as a monologue, a rather sesquipedalian, somewhat dithering Englishwoman's reverie about Kabul based on a 1965 guidebook to that city.
  • Or, perhaps it is a sign that I am sesquipedalian at best and pendantic at worst. Cheeseburger Gothic » Snip snip.
  • Upon which Dr. Johnson wrote one of his sesquipedalia verba [1102], which was pronounced by the scholars, and he was satisfied. Life of Johnson
  • This isn't some pretentious, sesquipedalian piece of drivel, but a mad, inspired, fun must-read.
  • In this latter situation and would never expect their designers gifted in sesquipedalian locution.

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